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Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – Who did it better? Sachin answers

Monday, June 17, 2019 • Tamil Sport News Comments

In India’s match against Pakistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma’s performance earned him massive appreciations, as the batsman’s outstanding knock of 140 off 113 proved to be match-winning.

Through the course of his ton, Rohit managed to replicate Sachin Tendulkar’s classic uppercut shot against fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar during the 2003 World Cup. He smashed an uppercut off a short-pitch delivery from Hasan Ali that was very similar to Sachin’s shot. ICC’s official page posted a video of the two shots coupled in a frame, with the caption, “Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better?” In response to the tweet, Sachin posted, “We both are from INDIA and in this case, AAMCHI MUMBAI as well...So heads I win, tails you lose!”

Rohit’s 140 off 113 knock made him overtake skipper Virat Kohli to become the Indian cricketer with the highest individual score in a World Cup match against Pakistan.

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